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Questions tagged [english-premier-league]

Questions about the English Premier League (EPL) - the top level of the English association football league system.

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Champions League qualification from Premier League

The Premier League table right now looks like the following. If Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and United finish at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th position respectively and Chelsea and United win Europa League and ...
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Defensive goals and assists

Yesterday in Liverpool’s 5-0 win versus Watford, Liverpool defenders scored 7 goals or assists. Is this a record, in the premier league or, for that matter, any form of pro-football?
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Who was the quickest player in the English Premier League in 2014?

There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest as of now (2014)? And how fast are they?
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Is the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man Utd caretaker is the first case of “borrow” a manager in football history?

From the report of BBC, there are one sentence that make me attention: United's statement announcing Solskjaer's arrival as caretaker manager made no mention of whether or not he will return to ...
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Does a Barclays Premier League team play its first 19 fixtures of a season against 19 different clubs?

Does the Premier League have a concept of 'cycles'? In the first 'cycle' every team plays the other 19 teams once. In the second 'cycle', the fixture venues are reversed. (although the fixture order ...
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Leicester City FC in the seasons 2015/2016 and 2014/2015

So, in this season, the season 2015/2016, the English Premier League was won by Leicester. The interesting thing is that in the season before, the season 2014/2015, Leicester ended the season in ...
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Theoretically, what is the maximum number of times any two English Premier League teams can play each other in a single season?

Assuming that the two teams are eligible for every available competition, and including every scenario (such as cup replays, etc.), what would be the maximum number of times that two teams from the ...
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Who wins a league (EPL) if two teams have the same number of points? [duplicate]

Is there any rule defined by UEFA or FIFA? If more teams have the same number of points in a league after the finishing game, what is the rule to declare a winner?? Were there any rule updates by ...
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Record for player hitting the woodwork most number of times in a season in top European leagues?

Robin van Persie hitting the woodwork 10 times in a Premier League 2011/12 is the biggest one that I have found so far for Premier League. Is this the record for Premier League, and what is the record ...
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What is the most number of times two teams met in a season?

Inspired by this question, what is the record for the maximum number of times two teams have actually faced off in one season? Since league formats vary across countries and continents, I have ...
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Can a woman feature in EPL?

I know this may be a silly question but I couldn't help asking out of curiosity. We know that there is a separate league for women's football in England, but say if there is a female who is really ...
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Delay in Premier League Football match

Can a Premier League match be delayed due to a team arriving late on the pitch due to some reasons within the team? If yes, for how long will the referee wait for the team to arrive?
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Tiebreakers to decide league position in football (soccer)?

In the English Premier League, the league standing is decided using total points scored over the season, then goal difference, then goals scored - in that order. What happens if two (or more) teams ...
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How is English Premier League order position determined if teams are tied? [duplicate]

If two teams in the Premier League are tied on goal difference, goals against, have scored and conceded the same number of goals, how is the order of their position determined?
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Previous sponsors of Premier League

From the 2016/17 season onwards, the English Premier League won't have a title sponsor (last one being Barclays) and will simply be known as the Premier League. Barclays has been the title sponsor ...
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Tying relegation rules EPL vs EFL

Could someone confirm the following discrepancy which appears to be a difference between EPL and EFL relegation rules in event of a tie on points, goal-difference, and goals-scored? From potentially ...
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Which football matches had the highest combined number of goals?

I would like to know football match with highest number goals scored for both teams combined in both international football, and the top European leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga etc.
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Dimensions of soccer pitch [duplicate]

I have seen that soccer fields vary in size. However, I believe there must be an agreed upon dimension for professional fields (Premier League, La Liga, MLS, etc.) What are these dimensions?? Either ...
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Why is Boxing Day a match day in the English Premier League?

My question sounds easy: why is Boxing Day used as a match day in the English Premier League (EPL)? The Wikipedia article on Boxing Day states that: In England, Wales, Scotland and Northern ...
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How can older players play for a U-21 team in England

This question may apply to other leagues in other places, but recently I saw an article about Radamel Falcao playing for the Manchester United U-21 team and Rafael doing the same thing. Both players ...
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How many Premier League teams will play next year in the Champions League?

If Manchester United wins the Europa League, and Leicester City wins the Champions League (everything is possible), and both do not fall into the top 4 in the Premier League, then how many Premier ...
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If an assistant referee commits a mistake in a football game, will he be penalized in any way?

Manchester United got two allowed offside goals in their recent EPL game against West Ham United. They were horrible mistakes by the assistant referees which they can not afford to make, considering ...
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Can you buy a ticket from the home side but sit in the away section?

I would like to watch a game between a local club where I am currently attending university and the club I support. Can I buy a match ticket from the home side but sit in the away section and support ...
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Football - Two injured players from the same team

Watching the premier league game of Liverpool vs Chelsea today, there was a point during the game that Chelsea had two players injured at the same time. The commentator mentioned that if there was ...
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Who has the authorization to remove a coach in Football?

Through many football season I have seen (Premier League), the manager has been usually removed by the club boss. But sometimes I have seen that the club board has been responsible. So I want to know,...
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Is there a penalty for deliberating losing or fielding a weakened side?

In the English Premier League, if any team deliberately tries to lose a game to give the opposition more points that could possibly damage the league position of a third team, say by fielding a ...
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Distance covered in Premier League

Where can I find the distance covered by players in the Premier League and the other 5 big leagues? I know you can find the ones for the Champions League on UEFA's site but I can't seem to find it for ...
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Why is the premier league considered a more physical competition? [closed]

I often hear the English premier league referred to as a more physical league compared to the other European leagues. The talk is always about how foreign players struggle to adapt to the physicality. ...
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When does a Barclays Premier League season start and end?

I am getting more and more into football (soccer, here in the United States) and I was wondering what the season schedule is for the Barclays Premier League regular season. Is it more aligned to ...
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When are the English football competitions' schedules published?

This October, I will be visiting the Rugby World Cup and I would like to combine that with visiting other sports events. For sure, I want to visit one, but probably more, football matches. So, I ...
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Is premier league tv rights money divided among all 20 teams equally?

Premier League just signed a massive 3 year GBP 5.136 billion deal. Does the amount divided among the 20 premier league clubs equally ? or the teams who finish higher in the table get more money than ...
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Can retrospective action still be taken for violent conduct even if the player is subsequently sent off for an unrelated offense?

In the Premier League (I don't know about other leagues), retrospective action can be taken against a player if they commit a 'violent conduct' offense which is missed by the on field officials. As ...
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In what game did Luis Suárez (seemingly) try to bite his own teammate?

Here's a short clip showing Suárez apparently trying to bite his own Liverpool teammate, who was celebrating after a goal. When did this happen? Do we know any additional context that would explain ...
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What football formations have been most prevalent in the English Premier League since 1992?

There are a handful of sites (example) discussing formations and their popularity, but few discuss what is popular in certain periods in specific leagues. What I'm looking for is an overview of what ...
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What is the average distance run by a professional footballer?

I'm interested to know the average distance a professional footballer covers in a Premier League game.
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Has there been an “eventless” English Premier League game?

Has there ever been a game in the English Premier League during which no goals were scored and no cards were shown?
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EPL match with the longest injury time

Which EPL match has had the longest injury time added at the end of 90 minutes?
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Who has scored the most goals as a substitute?

EPL has had quite a few prolific super-subs (from Solksjaer to probably Chicharito today). Who has scored the most goals as a substitute in the EPL? Note: If statistics aren't available since 1991, ...
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Goals conceded from corners in the English Premier League in season 2012/13

In the 2012-13 season of the English Premier League: How many goals were conceded from corners? Which team conceded the most from corners? Which team conceded the least from corners?
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Is there a particular reason why brittish players rarely make it out to other major leagues in Europe? [closed]

Football is more global than ever and clubs are constantly out on the hunt for talent all over the world. Biggest clubs not only have the money to buy best players regardless of origin, many clubs ...
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How do top football league (e.g. EPL) teams retain reserve players?

Premier division teams in the top European leagues (EPL etc) play a lot of matches, especially the elite teams that also play in UEFA. With player fatigue, injury, suspension etc reserve players must ...
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What factors could be accounted for Liverpool FCs lack of success in EPL in the recent years?

It's been a while I have been wondering about why Liverpool's been lagging behind the other big clubs in the EPL. I went back and checked stats from the last 10 years. They have four top-3 finishes ...